UCLA Anderson Forecast presents
  Quarterly Economic Outlook
  Special Topic: Solutions for Our City
  JW Marriott L.A. Live, Downtown Los Angeles
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
7:00am - 11:30am

  (Registration from 7:00am to 8:00am)
  Water isn't the only drought in Los Angeles. Los Angeles, Detroit and Cleveland share the dubious distinction of cities with the weakest job growth since 1990. That’s a shocking club for Los Angeles to be a member of. Many of the problems the city currently faces would be less severe if employment and city revenues had been growing more rapidly.

Themed “Solutions for Our City,” this UCLA Anderson Forecast presentation focuses on job readiness and job availability. What can we do to ensure that our children will be ready for the jobs of the 21st Century? What can we do to make sure that employers will be attracted to Los Angeles?

  Tentative Agenda
Registration and Breakfast
Welcome and Introductions
National, State and Local Outlook
  • Is this year’s forecast different from last year’s?
  • What makes us feel better about next year?
  • Is the sudden drop in stock prices signaling another slowdown in the economy?
  • Or is it just the polar vortex across most of the country simply clouding the economic data for the December-February time period?
  • Are long-term interest rates still on the road to 4%?
  • What will draw innovators, entrepreneurs and wealth creators to Los Angeles?
  • Where should the Los Angeles job market be 20 years from now, and how do we make it happen?
  • What can be done about too many cars on our roads and not enough water in our reservoirs?
  • How much of the city's job creation problem lies with the education system?
  • Which industries in Los Angeles are competitive and growing, and which are not?
Jobs in Los Angeles
Panel Discussion - Job Availability
Keynote Address - Mayor Eric Garcetti
Los Angeles Human Capital Index
Panel Discussion - Job Preparedness
Wrap-Up and Closing
  Price: $195
Table of 8: $1200
(validated valet parking: $16)
  Important: Registration closes 11:59pm, 3/31/2014
  Keynote Speaker:
  Eric Garcetti, Mayor, City of Los Angeles
  Edward Leamer, Director, UCLA Anderson Forecast
  David Shulman, Senior Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast
  Jerry Nickelsburg, Senior Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast, Adjunct Professor of Economics, UCLA Anderson School
  William Yu, Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast
  Matt Toledo, President and Publisher, Los Angeles Business Journal
  Miguel A. Santana, City Administrative Officer, City of Los Angeles
  Matthew Kahn, Professor, Institute of the Environment, Department of Public Policy, Department of Economics Public Policy, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
  John Husing, VP, Economics & Politics, Inc.
  Jim Tortorelli, CEO, Louvershop
  Jan Perry, General Manager, Economic and Workforce Development Department, City of Los Angeles
  Frederick Zimmerman, Chair, Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, UCLA School of Public Health
  Noel Massie, President, UPS Southern California
  Leslie Aaronson, Foshay Learning Center Lead Teacher, recipient of 2012/13 LAUSD Teacher of the Year Award, author of “How do we get students ready for the jobs of the future"
  Alicia Lara, Vice President of Community Investment, United Way
  Michael Stoll, Chair for Department of Public Policy, Professor of Public Policy and Urban Planning, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

  MBK Real Estate Companies
  Southern California Gas Company
  First5LA/ECEWorks! First5LA/ECEWorks!
  California Association of Realtors
  Academic Sponsors:

  UCLA Extension
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  UCLA Anderson School
  For more information regarding this event please contact:

UCLA Anderson Forecast
110 Westwood Plaza, Gold Hall, Suite B305
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Office: 310.825.1623
Fax: 310.206.9940
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Last updated: February 28, 2014